IWM Duxford  Opening Evening, Wed 13th September, 6pm & 7.30pm

Exactly 100 years ago work started on building what was to become Duxford Airfield and eventually the Imperial War Museum. As they commemorate Duxford's rich history, it's an exciting time for IWM Duxford to be sharing their vision and plans for the future and for people to meet and get to know more of the IWM Duxford team.

So, following on the success of a similar evening in the spring,  IWM Duxford again invites local residents  and others - to an Open Evening on Wednesday 13 September in the Concorde Suite of the AirSpace conference centre.

 At 6pm and then again at  7.30pm, there will be short introductory presentations on topics like the airfield, membership scheme, masterplan and historic research -  each followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with IWM Duxford staff  and volunteers about their particular roles and activities.

No booking or confirmation of attendance is required. Please do just drop in to see us they say. Please enter through the visitor car park and follow signs to conference centre car parking, then come in via conference centre reception. For further information please contact IWM Duxford on 01223 835000.

Reminder!  Entrance on Wednesday is free - but keep your Neighbours of Duxford Card up to date for free admittance at other times (except Airdays - eg Battle of Britain weekend 23/24Sept)

IWM Duxford's Future - Inspired by its Past, 24th May, 10 - 11.30am

October 2017 is the centenary of the start of the building that was to become RAF Duxford. As part of the celebrations a special session, presented by Alicia Gurney, Head of Masterplanning and Craig Murray, Curator of IWM Duxford, will be run for the Whittlesford Society.   This will include presentations about the Masterplan vision for the site, along side covering some of the lesser known history.   All are warmly invited to attend.  We hope this will be the starting point for regular community links with the IWM, mid week visits, behind the scene tours, etc.  There will be ample opportunity for discussion, to find out about volunteering opportunities and to enjoy what the huge site has to offer visitors.  Carl Warner guided a group from the Whittlesford Society around the American Exhibition last month and this was hugely successful and inspirational.  As places are limited, if you would like to attend please leave your name and contact details to reserve a place: Tel.  832453 or 833386 or contact  Details of venue and parking for the day will be posted closer to the date.  

World War 1 Project - The Whittlesford 100
We are currently undertaking a project to research the 100 village men who left to fight in the First World War. We want to find out who they were, what happened to them and their families before, during and after the war. What was the impact of the war on the village?
There is a list of the 100 men on the 'Documents and Publications Library' section of the website which you can view and download. Alternatively, if you would like to receive an e-mailed copy of the list please phone 833386 or contact the Publications Editor using the e-mail address on the 'Contact Us' page. 

We are now moving the project forward by trying to get information on the outstanding/missing names so if you have any information which might help or you want to be involved, please phone 833386 for more information         

Watch this space for further information or call 833386

Further details of all Whittlesford Society events will be posted on this website, in LOOK magazine, or can be obtained by contacting any Committee member on